Carla Wright My Return to School English Composition 1 Denya Cuiffo October 14, 2013 When we attend college as adults, we have expectations of what college will be or will not be. I decided to go back to school for quite a few reasons. The main factors for my returning to school includes my family and stability also plays big role in my returning to school. My reasons for going back to school is to gain communication skills, become a good role model for my children, if I decide to have any, gain independence and seek profitable employment that would be profitable for me. My father has always been my support system in my return to school.
I got a job and made some decent money so I decided I didn’t care for school. Moving from job to job made me realize that I have to go back to school. I couldn’t go back in time but I can try it now at ITT Tech and now I am even more focused than ever. At least two goals I set in this class are just to show up and do the work. If I show up and do the work, there’s no reason why I can’t pass the class or even get an A for my grade.
I quickly began to attend college classes through my employer to make gains in my career and try to possibly secure my future. I had no idea until this point the many advantages that college was going to provide for me if I allowed it to. Continuing on in the job I had accepted it opened opportunities to study courses to get me promoted and increase my wages which bettered my lifestyle for me and my family and made things easier. I had finally found a job that I was happy in and chances to increase my thirst for knowledge as I could continue my education as long as I wanted. I finally had self- confidence and the drive to make the most of my career as I neared completion of Banker’s College.
When I was first asked this question, it intrigued me. I have always loved learning about everything and reading, so seeing people who have taken years off from school fathoms me. Because I love learning, I have always wanted to obtain my degree for personal development as well as having a higher education underneath my belt. I come from a low-income family, so they could not afford to send me to college when I graduated from high school. Besides my father, who passed away when I was young, if I complete my degree I would be the only one in my family to have a college degree.
I’m a father of two awesome sons name Cameron and Jonathon, and I have a beautiful step-daughter name Kristen. My wife is also going back to school to get her degree in education. I have been thinking a long time about going back to school and I felt that it was time to do it. I want to better my life for my kids and show them that an education is very important. I had a lot of dead end jobs that lead nowhere and felt that I should go back to school and get my degree.
If I would have studied more when in high school, I would have been a college’s dream candidate. How has high school affected my identity? During my high school years I did not always apply my fullest to receive the best grades that I could, I am a changed woman who has potential and while applying myself more now that I am in college, hoping that my high school years will not haunt me. During my high school experience, I hung out with the wrong crowd. Hanging out with my friends was more important to me than going to class and getting good grades.
Good paying salary is something that was important me. Being a role model to my kids was another really big factor with returning to school. I really struggled with wanting to go back to school. When I really took time and looked at the way the job market is and the way that they economy was falling. I knew that the only way to be successful
Many jobs require high school graduates, but the jobs offered couldn’t be called satisfactory enough, especially the salary. In order to get a good job with good salary, a higher degree is required. Students with a high school diploma can instantly further their education in community colleges, universities, and even an accredited online university. By doing so, when graduated with a new title, more and more jobs with great salary are there to offer. In contrast, high school dropouts have zero chance in this
This being, I realized I wouldn’t enjoy a job where I’m behind a desk every day, along with doing the same things over and over again. Even if the money is very good, I know I would need a job where it something different every day and I’m helping someone. I know nursing will be a lot of studying, but I can do it and it’ll be worth it for the quality world I want. One day I hope not too long after I
College right after highs school is not for everyone. I do believe that all people can benefit from a college degree when the time is right for them. Returning to college later in life can be the result of real life career experience and the realization of what it really takes to get ahead in life. Motivation, learning style, and career goals can have a great impact on your success or failure as an adult student. I tried college right after high school but dropped out because I felt like I was wasting time and money.